Halloween Safety Tips!

halloween safety tips

Be Safe This Halloween…As familes get prepared for trick-or-treating, The West Shore Regional Police Department would like to offer some important tips to ensure safety this Halloween:

Parents should accompany children on their rounds. If a parent isn’t available, someone the parents trust should go with the children.

Trick-or-treat only during times established by the local municipality, and visit only those homes with the porch light on.

Children should walk on the sidewalk, not the road, when possible. They should walk facing oncoming traffic, and cross streets only at crosswalks, not between cars.

Children should avoid wearing masks that obstruct their vision.

Children should wear reflective clothing or patches on their costumes. Carrying a flashlight is a good idea.

Parents should check treats before they are eaten.

Parents should report any suspicious activity to the police.